26Oct

Why is Wallboard Supply New England’s Favorite Drywall Supply Company?



Dolly Parton said it best, "You gotta honk your own horn!" Wallboard Supply Company has spent decades in business working hard to become New England's favorite drywall supply company, and there's a good reason for that. In addition to superior customer service and support services that provide real savings and benefits to contractors, we also pride ourselves on being able to offer a superior selection of drywall products to our customers. Here's a quick overview of what we have to offer:

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9Apr

EQ Drywall Studs: High Performance in Metal Studs




When you're getting ready to work on a drywall project, the studs form the foundation of your project's final appearance and stability. Generally speaking, wood and metal studs form the basic options available. However, the professionals at Clark Dietrich Building Systems have developed a new option that's starting to turn heads: EQ Drywall Studs. But how are these metal studs any different than the usual metal studs you can pick up for your drywall framing projects? Here's a quick overview to help get you started.

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1Mar

Fiberglass Insulation: A Look at Types, Uses and Everything In Between




When it comes to the insulation industry's workhorses, fiberglass is a strong contender. Sometimes referred to as fiberglass wool, it's produced from many short fibers of glass drawn through tiny openings. It has superior sound and thermal insulating properties, making it ideal as an insulation product for homes and loud environments. Here's a quick look at some of the facets of fiberglass insulation.

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7Feb

What Are The Most Essential DIY Drywall Tools & Accessories?




As one of the most popular indoor finishes in the country, drywall panels are easy to install and finish. However, if you don't have the right tools, it can seem as though it's the toughest job around. Here's a quick rundown of the most essential tools and accessories you'll need to complete a DIY drywall project.

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4Jan

Enjoy Better Indoor Air Quality with AirRenew Drywall Panels




When you have concerns about indoor air quality, there are any number of steps you can take to remedy the situation. But what if you could improve the air quality simply by choosing a different type of drywall panel? The researchers at CertainTeed have developed AirRenew drywall, which actively removes formaldehyde from the air and converts it into a safe, inert compound. Read on to learn more about this revolutionary new drywall product.

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8Mar

Generic Types of Gypsum Wallboard

When we started our business, we dealt with one thing - wallboard. Though many years have passed since that humble beginning, there's one thing we still know better than any other, and that's gypsum wallboard. But when you're in one of our stores, there are a lot of options available. Made by compressing gypsum between two paper sheets, gypsum wallboard is probably the most commonly-used interior wall facing used today. In this piece, we'll help you sort through the differences and why they're important so that you can pick the perfect drywall panel options for your project.

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15Feb

What Type of Joint Compound is Right for My Project?

When you're working on a project, it's easy to get into the rut of using a single joint compound for everything you do. But depending on the exact situation of your project, your go-to compound may not be the right one for the job. If you're dealing with a project that requires slow precision, a slow-setting compound may be a good bed. Do you need to get a job done quickly? A quick-set option is a good one to keep in mind. Have a fast patch job to complete? Pre-mixed mud makes it go faster. Here are some common types of joint compound and the situations in which they work best:

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3Dec

Stop The Build-Up Of Moisture with Mold Resistant Drywall

If you've every worked a disaster recovery, whether it's a hurricane, bad snow storm or flooding, you're probably already familiar with how badly standard drywall can take on moisture and create serious mold problems. Following the Joplin, Missouri EF-5 mile-wide tornado that wiped out the center of this small Midwestern city, doctors began to notice numerous complaints where wounds suffered from the debris in the tornado actually began growing mold, eventually leading to the death of five additional victims. Though most molds and mildews found on a daily basis aren't quite this serious, they can still cause significant health problems if left unchecked. The best way to keep these problematic fungi from taking over your home and making you sick? Mold-resistant drywall. Here are more details on how this specialty drywall can help keep your home in good order.

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9Nov

Fire Ratings for Different Drywall Types

With winter nipping at our heels, the rate of house fires will soon be on the rise as people try to stay warm during the cold depths of winter. With most American homes using drywall for their interior wall finish, what happens to drywall in a house fire and what's the difference between the different types? In this post, we'll talk about the differences in fire ratings for different drywall types as well as what other areas should be addressed so the fire resistance actually lasts that long.

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18Sep

The Building Envelope: Energy-Saving Components

As building science improves, the attention paid to the building envelope, the parts of the structure that separates the outside from the inside, is becoming more and more detailed. But what parts make up the building envelope, and what functions do they serve in that capacity? In this post, we'll take a solid look at what a solid building envelope entails.

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